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Chit Chat Diner

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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
+1 201-820-4033
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Best diner in New Jersey hands down! Delicious food and great service! Go here you want be disappointed.

Thank Craig W
Horseheads, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

First time visit on a Sunday. Place was very busy but they're used to it, judging by the way they handled it. Our waiter was a pro. Food came out amazingly fast, given the crowd. The menu is huge and it's difficult to choose one thing. Hopefully we get a chance to go back if we're in the area.

Thank TheBossT127
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Typical diner place with great interior. Food is good, not the best but good. I guess you can say that the quality is the same as the place is open 24h and I've been here in the middle of the night and also during the day. Nothing fancy, but enough to get some food in and move along.

Thank thenitai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Overall this is a very nice spot. I went on a casual Monday just to really check the place out of curiosity, as I pass by everyday after work. The menu has a quite a bit of diversity and the burgers were really amazing, but just avoid the salad. My main course was a Churrasco burger with a salad on... More 

Thank Prince Romeo A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Noisy. The food is fair. The waiters are not attentive and forget requested items. Poorly cleaned utensils. The prices average about $5 more than comparable plates at surrounding restaurants. It's a high priced diner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

awesome modern eye candy shieky restaurant, food was great and service was as well I loved it,they even have personal trivia on each table to get o know who your eating with better.

Thank U4736CJmelanies
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Average food, thou crowded in Saturday night. Many food items, the service is good. The inside is old decor.

Thank Hashem A
Garfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The best diner around. The food is delicious. They have conversation stater cards on table, a plus. Love this diner!!!

Thank sulaymcfarlane
New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Three of us met for lunch, trying Chit Chat for the first time. Two of us had an egg dish. One had the special rib meat grilled cheese sandwich. While the dishes were not perfect (the grilled cheese could have had a bit more flavor), overall we liked the 'ambiance' of the diner. Wait staff was very good....almost too good.... More 

Thank Jaynyc2
Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The Chit Chat has a very unique menu with lots of variety. The plates are very filling for the amount of food you receive is plentiful. The atmosphere is pleasing was well it sorta takes you back to day when dinners were big and the place to hang out and well...Chit Chat!

Thank mspgt1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-820-4033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?